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HURRICANE CITY COUNCIL NEWS: C.D. Caldwell Named to Vacant Council Post

The Hurricane City Council approved the appointment of C.D. Caldwell to city council in first order of business at its meeting on Monday, June 3rd. Caldwell took his seat upon swearing to uphold his duties as a member of council. He will serve in place of Al Howard who passed on May 13th.

Caldwell, known county-wide as the principal of the Putnam Career & Technical Center, has served on both the City of Hurricane Water Board and Sewer Board. Upon his appointment, Caldwell was re-appointed to a 3-year term on the Water Board and resigned from the Sewer Board because members of council are prohibited from serving on both. Council appointed Jeremy Young to the Sewer Board to fill the vacancy created by Caldwell’s resignation.

The council meeting served as a venue to honor three Hurricane High School which won State Championships. The HHS Red Hot Show Choir was Mixed Division State Champions; the HHS Heat Wave Show Choir, the Non-mixed Division State Champions; and the HHS Boys Tennis Team, State Champions.

During the course of its season the Red Hot won 4 Overall Grand Championships sweeping (Best Band, Best Vocals, Best Choreography).State Championship honors included Best Band, Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best instrumental soloist-Eli Miller. Band was undefeated this season.

The HHS Heat Wave Show Choir racked up 1st Place Non-mixed Division wins 5 times this season and won State Championship honors with best choreography, best band, best soloist-Autumn Cooper and Best instrumentalists-Eli Miller.

The HHS Boys Tennis Team dominated all competitors. Jacob Smolder was the states singles champion with twenty one wins and no losses in the state. Zachary Giertz had twenty wins and one loss and was on the all-state team which is the top four players in the state. His only loss was to Jacob in the semi finals of the state tournament. Jacob and Zachary were the State’s doubles champion with twenty one wins and no losses. The team was undefeated in the season.

In other business, Jason Asbury presented the Hurricane Police Department with a check of $2,324 to be used by its K-9 Unit. The check represents profits this year’s Meeks Mountain Muddy Mutt 15K held at City Park in March.

Police Chief Mike Mullins informed council that his department registered 44 arrests during the month of May with 29 charged to the State and 15 to the City. The City arrests included 8 for possession of a controlled substance. Drug seizures during May were 29 grams of Meth, 457 grams of marijuana, and 1.5 grams of heroin.

Director of Marketing Amanda Ramey reported that more than 60 teams visited the Putnam County Bank Sports Complex at Hurricane Bridge Park and Valley Park on June 1st and 2nd. The total number of visitors was between 800 and 1,000. More than $8,000 in concessions were sold at the Putnam County Bank Sports Complex. There are seven more tournaments scheduled this summer. The next tournament is for this weekend (June 15).

The next Hurricane City Council meeting is Monday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Hurricane High School 2024 State Champion Tennis Team
Members of the Hurricane High Heat Wave State Champion Mixed Division ShowChoir
Members of the Hurricane High Red Hot State Champion Non-mixed Division Show
Jason Asbury presented Hurricane Police Chief Mike Mullins with a check for the K-9 Unit.
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